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A COMMERCIAL LANDLORD’S WEAPONS

December 12th, 2008 | Leasing

Commercial landlords better start paying attention. Amidst the consumer spending slump and increased business bankruptcies (up 17.1% in British Columbia from October 2007 to October 2008¹), the wave of retail store and business closures in the United States may soon be making its way up to Canada. The current economic […]

COMMERCIAL LEASES – GOING THE EXTRA (GREEN) MILE

October 7th, 2008 | Environment, Leasing

Businesses all over the world are coming to terms with the societal and economic value of going green. While implementing a green strategy can be costly up front, the costs can frequently be recouped over time—the result being long-term benefits to those who go green but also to society at […]

THE IMPACT OF NEW ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING INITIATIVES ON REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

July 25th, 2008 | Legislation

Because of the large dollar values involved in real estate transactions, and with the possibility that purchasers may attempt to pay substantial down payments in cash, the real estate industry has long been identified as being vulnerable to money laundering and, more recently, terrorist financing. Money laundering is a process […]

2008 Vancouver Real Estate Forum

April 30th, 2008 | Industry Events

Economic Overview for 2008 & 2009: BC and Canada in the Context of International Economics Speaker: Jeff Rubin, Chief Economist & Chief Strategist, Managing Director, CIBC World Markets Inc.   Jeff Rubin, Chief Economist and Chief Strategist of CIBC World Markets, provided the Forum’s 800 attendees with an overview of […]

Backgrounder on British Columbia Real Estate for the Foreign Investor

March 18th, 2008 | Uncategorized

British Columbia is no longer a local real estate market – the Province is attracting significant investment and development dollars from across Canada and around the world. With so much foreign investment in the Province, a brief backgrounder about the more notable differences and unique aspects of British Columbia real […]

ICSC WHISTLER 2008 – WHO KNEW? IT’S ALSO A CONFERENCE

February 5th, 2008 | Industry Events

Like many (most?) in the Vancouver real estate community, I have attended the ICSC Winter Conference at Whistler each January for nearly the past decade, taking advantage of the networking, receptions, dinners, late night adventures and occasional skiing, all the while telling my partners that I was at “work”. Imagine […]

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